First look: 10 must-see works at Art Basel Hong Kong 2015

 

 

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Art Basel Hong Kong has officially started and from last night’s preview, we have to say that this year’s collection has everything you’ll need to get your ultimate art fix. From large scaled acrylic paintings, to mind blowing installations, Art Basel Hong Kong has it all.

With all the hype thats been built up prior to this glorious weekend, including Art Central and all the hottest parties popping around town, here are 10 must-see pieces when making your way around Art Basel.

(Above: Comfort Blanket by Grayson Perry,Victoria Miro, 3D05)

Art Basel (www.artbasel.com) is open to the public starting Sunday 15 March from 1pm to 8pm, Monday 16 March from 12pm to 8pm and Tuesday 17 March, from 12pm to 8pm. 

Art Basel, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, +852 2582 8888, www.hkcec.com

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Look for: Weave, 2015, 200 x 300cm, cotton rope and wool

The artist: Hassan Sharif is a conceptual artist from the United Arab Emirates. Many of his work features the use of textured materials in the composition of his artwork.

Located at: Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, 3D21

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Look for: Untitled (kneeling woman), 2015, 30 x 28 x 72cm, silicone, pigment, resin, human hair, edition of 5+ 2AP

The artist: Sam Jinks is most well known for his abilities to create sculptures that are unbelievably realistic and human like.

Located at: Sullivan + Strumpf, 3C12

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Look for: Lompat Besar/Big Leap, 2015, 200 x 300 cm, acrylic on canvas

The artist: Indieguerillas is a duet of artist from Yogyakarta-Indonesia, Santi Ariestyowanti and Miko Bawono.

Located at: Mizuma Art Gallery, 1B15

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Look for: Mum and dad, 1994, 32.5 x 23cm diameter, glazed ceramic

The artist: Grayson Perry is the most well known for his impeccable illustrations and engravings on both his handmade vases and also his large scaled quilts.

Located at: Victoria Miro, 3D05

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Look for: The hour of the day of the month of the season, 2013, 213 x 526 x38cm, acrylic, oil, varnish and pencil on canvas

The artist: Jitish Kallat is a contemporary Indian artist who reflects his deep connection with Mumbai, his city of birth, through a variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography and installation

Located at: Galerie Daniel Templon, 1D14

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Look for: Untitled (ed.3/3), 2015, 107 x 100 x 80cm, deer skull, tree, mixed media

The artist: Korean artist Myeongbeom Kim is a master of instillations and utilises natural elements in all his pieces.

Located at: Gallery Ihn, 1C21

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Look for: Pens-six celestial bodies, 2014, 250 x 250 cm, oil on linen

The artist: Korean contemporary artist Kyoung Tack Hong brings everyday objects to life with his colourful touch.

Located at: Hakgojae Gallery, 1D05

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Look for: From the new world, 2014, 200 x 400cm, ultra giclee print, edition 3/4

The artist: Yang Yongliang reinvents traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy with his use of prints and new media.

Located at: Shanghai Gallery of Art, 1C41

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Look for: When the elephants fight, the grass gets trampled, 2014 – 2015, 160 x 800cm, acrylic and collage on canvas

The artist: Yuree Kensaku is a multidisciplinary young artist who uses electrifying colours and playful cartoon caracters to reflect her critical commentary on society.

Located at: Tonson Gallery, 1C13

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Look for: Consume, 2014, 1000 × 350 × 400cm, stainless steel, titanium, edition of 1 + 1AP

The artist: Chinese contemporary artist Gao Weigang employs a wide range of media, including sculpture, installation and performance that challenge the audiences understanding of his artwork.

Located at: Shanghai Gallery of Art, 1C41

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